Richard Sale is one of my favorite pulp writers. Some time back I reviewed his first novel, Not Too Narrow ...Not Too Deep, and posted the story "A Dirge for Pagliaccio" featuring his most beloved character, Daffy Dill.
Sale made his first known magazine appearance in 1932. The earliest story I have is a 3-pager from this super-slim (hey, what do you expect for a nickel?) oddball pulp from 1933. Check it out. And don't be bashful - click to ENLARGE.